Rare Brazilian tapir born at LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich

Squeak was born yesterday at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center.

Squeak was born yesterday at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center. (6/24/13)

GREENWICH - Animal conservationists in southwestern Connecticut are celebrating a new addition.

A female Brazilian tapir named Squeak was born yesterday at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich.

Squeak could grow to be 8 feet and weigh up to 500 pounds.

Zoo officials say tapirs are close to extinction because their habitat is being threatened.
 

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